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Apricot jam vs. Sugar — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Apricot jam and Sugar

  • Apricot jam is richer than Sugar in Copper, Vitamin C, and Iron.
  • Apricot jam contains less Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Jams and preserves, apricot and Sugars, granulated.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +1900%
Contains more Iron +880%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +3750%
Contains more Zinc +500%
Contains more Copper +1328.6%
Contains more Manganese +900%
Contains more Selenium +233.3%
Contains less Sodium -97.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 18% 2.9% 1.3% 6.8% 5.2% 1.6% 33% 5.2% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0.3% 1.9% 0% 0% 0.18% 0.13% 0.27% 2.3% 0.52% 3.3%
Contains more Calcium +1900%
Contains more Iron +880%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +3750%
Contains more Zinc +500%
Contains more Copper +1328.6%
Contains more Manganese +900%
Contains more Selenium +233.3%
Contains less Sodium -97.5%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Sugar
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 12% 2.6% 0% 29% 0% 5.1% 0.68% 1.2% 4.6% 0.75% 0% 0.22% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 4.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +172400%
Contains more Other +∞%
Contains more Carbs +55.2%
64% 35%
Protein: 0.7 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 64.4 g
Water: 34.5 g
Other: 0.2 g
100%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 99.98 g
Water: 0.02 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +172400%
Contains more Other +∞%
Contains more Carbs +55.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Apricot jam Sugar
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Apricot jam Sugar Opinion
Net carbs 64.1g 99.98g Sugar
Protein 0.7g 0g Apricot jam
Fats 0.2g 0g Apricot jam
Carbs 64.4g 99.98g Sugar
Calories 242kcal 387kcal Sugar
Sugar 43.4g 99.8g Apricot jam
Fiber 0.3g 0g Apricot jam
Calcium 20mg 1mg Apricot jam
Iron 0.49mg 0.05mg Apricot jam
Magnesium 4mg 0mg Apricot jam
Phosphorus 3mg 0mg Apricot jam
Potassium 77mg 2mg Apricot jam
Sodium 40mg 1mg Sugar
Zinc 0.06mg 0.01mg Apricot jam
Copper 0.1mg 0.007mg Apricot jam
Manganese 0.04mg 0.004mg Apricot jam
Selenium 2µg 0.6µg Apricot jam
Vitamin A 205IU 0IU Apricot jam
Vitamin A RAE 10µg 0µg Apricot jam
Vitamin E 0.13mg 0mg Apricot jam
Vitamin C 8.8mg 0mg Apricot jam
Vitamin B2 0.022mg 0.019mg Apricot jam
Vitamin B3 0.036mg 0mg Apricot jam
Vitamin B5 0.02mg 0mg Apricot jam
Vitamin B6 0.02mg 0mg Apricot jam
Folate 1µg 0µg Apricot jam
Choline 0.4mg 0mg Apricot jam
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0g Sugar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Apricot jam Sugar
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
4%
Apricot jam
0%
Sugar
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
9%
Apricot jam
1%
Sugar

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Sugar
Sugar contains less Sodium (difference - 39mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sugar
Sugar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.01g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sugar
Sugar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Apricot jam
Apricot jam is lower in Sugar (difference - 56.4g)
Which food is cheaper?
Apricot jam
Apricot jam is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Apricot jam
Apricot jam is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Apricot jam
Apricot jam is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Apricot jam - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170645/nutrients
  2. Sugar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169655/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.